Friday, 19 November 2010

family traditions

I've recently read the book "Lessons at Blackberry Inn" by Karen Andreola.
It's a book that speaks 'home' through and through and I've underlined some extracts that spoke to my heart.
One of them is the following:
'anything a mother does with her family for two consecutive years becomes a family tradition'.
Since my hubby is quite satisfied with the traditions everyone in this country shares, whereas I'm always on the lookout for something new, I was eager for little one to grow up a little so that he can join me in the fun and little by little pull daddy in as well.
Do you remember my salt dough ornaments from last year?
We're making some of these again tomorrow
and I've been working on an Advent Calendar idea for a while.
The weekend is all about fun for two; little one and I will be alone this weekend.
We're planting bulbs tomorrow morning and then we're clearing the kitchen table for some serious (!) crafting! Stay tuned!
I may not be crazy about a huge Christmas dinner or endless shopping, but spreading some joy is one of the things in my to-do list, so some of our creations will be flying around the world the following weeks.
What are your plans for the weekend?


Sarah said...

I like that idea-about the traditions-very sweet! I hope you enjoy your crafty weekend!
I have to do lots more work tomorrow-I am getting really fed up with it taking over the weekend as well as the week. Oh well. After that things will improve as we are out with friends. Sunday I don't know but it will be something arty or foody I am sure!

Cassie said...

I know exactly what you mean about having your own traditions, I am always thinking about ones for just my husband and I!

I hope your weekend is fun filled and craft heaven.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i'll have to check into that book....sounds wonderful...i LOVE traditons too...

happy to see you today at Farmhouse, my friend


Jill said...

What a great idea - if you want to swap a homemade Xmas decoration count me in.

I just love Christmas, and to me family is the most important :0)

Enjoy your planting and crafting sessions.

Jill x

jabblog said...

Creating your own family traditions is important - memories are made from these.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Creating new traditions are just as important as continuing old ones! I'm sure your little one will enjoy crafting with Mom. Have fun!

The Little List said...

Isn't it fun to create new traditions. We're doing the same in our home this year. I'd love to have you participate in {inhabit} - it's a celebration of the roots and rituals of home, every weekend. This post is perfect for linking up.